Diopters.  We stopped calling glasses “prescriptions” a while back, since we don’t believe a reasonable educated individual needs a so-called professional to tell them which piece of clear, curved piece of plastic to buy.  (or conversely, keep you from making your own diopter choices)

If anything, we believe that most of the mainstream will give you more diopters than you need, causing progressive myopia and all sorts of long term risky side effects.  We feel strongly about education you on the subject of testing your own refraction, of making your own diopter choices.  Glasses are far less dangerous than lots of over-the-counter drugs!  Read this section for all things related to diopters, learn about the fascinating world of bending light (to your will).    

Low Myopia: When Can I Stop Wearing Glasses?

You have low myopia, and you're anxious to stop wearing glasses.  You wonder, when's the right time? First you hopefully already understand underlying concepts, such as the blur horizon, diopter bubble, and active focus.  A whole lot has been written about this by your darling eye guru, like the articles why not to stop wearing glasses, and a whole category dedicated to just focal planes and what to do with them. Above is a treasure trove of insights you won't [...]

By |Focal Planes, How To's, Q&A|

Experience It For Yourself: The Deleterious Effects Of Minus Lenses

A Jake talks a lot. Raves a lot, you may say.  Ravings of a madman.   And sure, you might take what I say to any number of mainstream sanctioned professionals, and they will scoff.  Foolish nonsense, they will say.  Myopia is genetic and glasses are the only treatment known to man (man with bills to pay and lens inventory to sell).  Glasses don't harm your distance vision, they only help! Perhaps they're right. Or also perhaps they're entirely notably clueless [...]

By |Focal Planes, Myopia, Questionable Therapy|

Christiane: “Can Read Without Glasses Again!”

Diopters, schmiopters.   Let's talk important stuff, today. Let's talk goals and enjoying life and victories and all those sweet, sweet 20/20 gains you are hopefully making.  Because perspective is key, and it's all too easy to fall into the wrong perspective, but also all too easy to find the right one.  Let's take a look. A great e-mail for this topic, a nice initial improvement report from Christiane: "Read without lenses again ... " Milestones! People often ask me, [...]

By |Focal Planes, Just With Blog, Myopia|

Keith Goes Back To Wearing Glasses (20/30 – 20/10)

Some of the vision improvement voodoo on the Internet says that glasses are the root of all evil. Stop wearing glasses, they say. Which of course is sucky advice, since you end up giving up all of your clear vision.  And while your myopia will reduce to a small extent, it won't likely reverse your myopia or improve your quality of life.   It's why Jakey says, don't just stop wearing glasses. Instead learn what causes myopia, understand concepts like [...]

Coopervision MiSight Contact Lenses: A Breakthrough In Myopia Control?

A contact lens, specifically marketed to children, said to prevent high myopia? Coopervison MiSight contact lenses present a complete paradigm shift in commercial, mainstream myopia control.  They should be making news worldwide for their break with tradition, and wild claims that focal planes affect myopia development. But nobody is really talking about them.  Why? Let's take a look at what Coopervision claims with their MiSight contact lenses: "Reduces Myopia Progression" "Reduces myopic progression, for better vision when not wearing glasses [...]

By |Child Myopia, Focal Planes, Myopia, Science|

Beware Of Bad Vision Advice: Don’t Quit Glasses Cold Turkey

Don't just quit wearing your glasses. I find myself saying this a lot, lately.  Must be something in the air, or in the water, or maybe Google is ranking crazy-talk more highly than usual. A lot has been said here already about not wearing glasses.  Like here, or in video format and explaining in detail why and how glasses might benefit your eyesight. Read those things, understand how diopters affect your eyesight.  Realize that glasses aren't necessarily the problem, but [...]